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'If I Can Dream': Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' is this week number 6 in its fourth week on the ARIA Album Charts in Australia. In the UK the album has done well, climbing from No. 3 to No. 2. And in the USA, it has dropped on both charts, from the top to No. 2 on the Billboard Classical Chart and from No. 44 to No. 79 on the Top 200 Album Chart.
For a round-up of 'If I Can Dream' on charts worldwide see ... ElvisPresleyCharts.com
'Come Along' With Frankie & Johnny is a deluxe 3 CD set that features the Frankie & Johnny Sessions. 3 fully packed CD's with rare and unreleased material, including 4 never before heard DEMO recordings written by Dolores Fuller, but rejected by Elvis & the Colonel for the movie.
This is a very limited release only ... Get it while you can.
In the mid 1980's producer Rick Rowe compiled some excellent Elvis albums. All albums contained unique mixes, unavailable on any other Elvis album.
Out now is a stunning 6 panel digipack
with 2 of the best Rick Rowe albums: 'Always On My Mind' and 'The Memphis Record'. These albums are very hard to find on original CD these days. Rick Rowe did some mighty fine mixing on both albums. It's Midnight
, You Gave Me a Mountain
on 'Always On My Mind' simply sound fantastic. It's midnight has the best mixing you've ever heard. The unique mix of Separate Ways
on this album is always worth a listen. But all tracks sound really 'different'. This new digipack release contains also some great rare bonus tracks!
Follow That Dream
(FTD) will release 'Elvis In Alabama
' (Last Double Date) a two concert set in December. The double CD set, in 5" digpack, contains soundboard recordings
(mixing desk) the afternoon and evening shows in Huntsville on September 6, 1976 and includes America The Beautiful
, Love Letters
, School Day
, Danny Boy
and Blue Christmas
Just in time for Christmas we have two beautifully presented Tin Box sets; 'Elvis Home for the Holidays
' includes, 1
x collectible keepsake candle (modeled after the renowned Elvis guitar that was used during the King's seminal 1968 TV comeback special), 1
x A bonus 32-page booklet loaded with photos, 1
x an Elvis-inspired door hanger, 6
x postcards and 1
x CD. While 'The Very Best Of Love
' goes a step further with 1
x DVD (Elvis Through the Years), 1
x a 32-page biographical booklet with photos, 5 x Elvis-inspired greeting cards and 1
x CD with 12 of Elvis most cherished ballads.
Elvis: The Very Best of Love
is a special collector's edition tin box set featuring 12 of Elvis most cherished ballads
. Recreate romantic moments and make new ones with songs like Can't Help Falling in Love
, Love Me Tender
, One Night
and many more. The set also includes five Elvis-inspired greeting cards
, a 32-page biographical booklet
, and Elvis Through the Years
a pictorial DVD
featuring hundreds of candid photos of the King.
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll
is a 45-track 2 x CD companion to Peter Guralnick's forthcoming biography of the same name
, and a personal, idiosyncratic survey of one of the most important bodies of work in recording history. Also released as a deluxe 3 LP Record set, it features songs mostly spanning the years 1950-1961, hand-selected by Guralnick, who also wrote an exclusive track-by-track essay for the release. Mostly spanning the years 1950-1961, the set shines a light on Phillips' unique approach to recording, his cosmic genius, and revolutionary role in the evolution of blues, country, R&B, gospel and the birth of rock 'n' roll. Featuring big hits, near misses, and never-even-close tracks.
'If I Can Dream': Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' is this week number 3 in its third week in 3 countries, Australia, Scotland and the United Kingdom. 'If I Can Dream' was certified Gold in Australia by ARIA earlier this week. Also on these 3 charts it has been # 1, 1, and 3 for each of the three weeks.
For a full round-up of 'If I Can Dream' on all charts worldwide see ... ElvisPresleyCharts.com
Elvis' Christmas Album CD in 3D ... How to make old mono recordings sound like they were recorded yesterday, while keeping the integrity of the original recording intact. You would think that this is impossible, but thanks to the latest technologies in audio development, this is now a reality. You will not believe your own ears. It's like these 50+ year-old recordings are coming alive again. You will be placed in the studio together with the singer and the musicians, right in the center of where it all happens. You will hear details you never noticed before. You will get a whole new appreciation for these classic recordings.
The 3DM technology breathes new life into old mono recordings
, giving them a new lease of life, and thus making them accessible for coming generations.
'If I Can Dream' with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
has been certified as Gold Award status in Australia by ARIA. The album has so far spent 2 weeks at number 1 in Australia but faces stiff competition this week with a race for the top spot between several former No.1 acts including Justin Bieber, One Direction, Kylie Minogue, il Divo and Kurt Cobain. Last week, for the first time since early July, an album has managed to hold on for a second week at the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums chart, and that album was the Elvis Presley set 'If I Can Dream' with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra thus being the biggest selling album in the country two weeks running. (Chart data/stats from Gavin Ryan).
Elvis An Army Trilogy Volume II
is a hardcover book about Elvis Presley in Germany, November 1958 to June 1959. This 1.36 kg volume features over 300 rare photographs and documents over 239 pages, incl. 32 in full colour. The text is in both English and German. For the first time anywhere the book presents: A German hotel registration form completed by Elvis; Photos of Elvis at McGraw barracks in Munich; Extracts from Elvis' military record; More interviews and photos from Munich and Lake Starnberg; Previously unpublished photographs of Elvis on maneuvers and off duty .. and much more.
Elvis is number 1 for a second straight week in Australia. In doing so 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' has upset the recent 'status quo' of the past 13 weeks
, where a new album has debuted at No. 1 each week, by going 'back to back' two weeks in a row at No. 1. Last week, 'If I Can Dream' become the 749th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2015) and finally the 600th No.1 for ARIA
(1983 to 2015), plus the 396th album to debut at the top of the Albums chart.
Elvis Presley has started a second week at No. 1 in the UK with 'If I Can Dream
' (Sony Music CG), featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This album did something quite rare in modern chart history by selling more in its second week than its first, with sales of 88,600, compared with 79,000 in its first week. The tally is also only narrowly behind the best weekly scorecard for any artist album this year, the 89,110 achieved by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' Chasing Yesterday (Sour Mash) in March.
Too Much : The British HMV Singles '57-'58
comes hot on the heels of Love Me : The British HMV Singles '56-'57 Volume 1
(VTRLP2038). This stunning must have special blue vinyl
offering from Vee-Tone Records, concludes their homage to Elvis Presley's highly collectible British HMV singles. Featuring all 5 HMV singles from 1957 to 1958, and including 'All Shook Up” (HMV POP 359), Elvis' very first UK number 1 single (plus bonus tracks from Elvis' two HMV EPs, 'Love Me Tender” and 'Good Rockin' Tonight”). When Elvis signed his new recording contract in November 1955, taking him from Sun Records in Memphis, to national music giant RCA Victor, nobody could have predicted the influence he would have on the course of popular music worldwide. Elvis' pioneering, early UK singles were released on EMIs, HMV label before being moved by British Decca over to RCA/RCA Victor in 1958. Love Me : The British HMV Singles '56-'57 (volume 1)
and Too Much The British HMV Singles '57-'58 (volume 2)
, chart Elvis' meteoric rise in Britain.
Erik Lorentzen has advised there will be a delay of of 2-3 weeks for the 'Elvis Files' Volume 7 hardcover book
. The book features all Elvis 'events' from 1974-1975. Every Working Moment. The Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe Seasons. Plenty of CANDID Moments. Plus plenty of previously Unpublished Photos. You can view some pages
from the book now, and order from ElvisPresleyShop.com
Elvis has done the previously unthinkable and is this week number 1 on the Classical Album Charts in the USA. 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' debuted last week at No. 17 and has risen to to top in week 2. This is something new in the crown of the King Of Rock 'N' Roll.
Elvis has this week debuted at number 21 on the prestigious Billboard 200 album chart with 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
'. The album has debut at No. 44 in Canada.
Elvis is number 3 in New Zealand this week with 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' no. 3 on debut on the Official New Zealand album chart. And on other charts; UK #1, Scotland #1, Ireland #2, Belgium #10, Netherlands # 17, Germany #37, Sweden #48 and Italy #95.
Continuing on from the excellent Follow That Dream vinyl editions
, now released is the special double LP version of 'Moody Blue
' in its original discarded art layout for the first time. To create a unique collectible, it is issued in clear vinyl and each Pressing is hand numbered
. This is edition is limited to 1500.
FTD have released 'Live A Little, Love A Little', and our order is on the way to us. This release is in the FTD classic album series. And the news is very good indeed, Ernst Jorgensen has managed to find the session tapes for this movie, and so we believe we have a very attractive release here.
The search also revealed that the vocal for 'A Little Less Conversation' used for the (Elvis Vs JXL) re-mix single, was not recorded for the TV special
– it's actually take 2
of the song with the ending repaired. You can always learn something new!!!
FTD have released the 'Elvis In West Texas
' CD containing a soundboard recorded
of the evening show in Odessa on May 30, 1976. A thoroughly great show with repertoire highlights 'Help Me Make It Through The Night' and 'It's Now Or Never' and packaged in 5" digipack with a 12-page booklet of 1976 photos.
Elvis is number 1 in Australia this week with 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' topping the ARIA album chart
on debut. Amazingly, this is only Elvis' second number one album in Australia (since reasonably reliable album chart data began in 1974, and so missing so many of Elvis' 'golden' years). 'If I Can Dream' is also No. 1 in both the UK and Scotland.
Here is the Australian TV Commercial For 'If I Can Dream' from Sony Music.
The numbered, limited edition 'If I Can Dream'/'Bridge Over Troubled Water' 45RPM Vinyl Single' has debuted at No. 1 on the UK's Vinyl Single Chart. Probably it does not take huge numbers to make this chart, but it is a number 1 just the same as we start to watch the global impact of the new 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' CD. We have a small number of this single in stock now.
'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' has Elvis on the Billboard Classical music chart for the first time, with its debut at No. 17 this week. Hopes are high that the album can give Elvis another number 1 hit, and something previously unthought of, a number 1 Classical Album.
The major new CD release 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' is doing well in Australia on iTunes, in all the major retailers we have spoken with and at ElvisPresleyShop.com
... Although there is no guarantee, if sales continue as they are and no other title improves, the album looks a good chance to debut at No. 1 on the Australian ARIA Album chart
. If it does this will only be Elvis' second number one album in Australia (The album chart started in 1965). His, last, and first was ELV1S 30 #1 Hits in 2002. There is no guarantee though, and you can help!! Have you purchased the CD? If not then consider doing so before Thursday and help 'The King' top the chart in Australia.
Elvis Presley is on track to rule the Official Albums Chart once more with the new album 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
', which features orchestral reworkings of classic Elvis tracks by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, ahead in the race to Number 1 mid-week. If Elvis can hang on until the end of the week, it will give him a 12th chart-topping album in the UK.
Listen as Elvis receives 'The Sun Collection' LP from a fan on December 13th 1975 (Dinner Show). 'The Sun Collection' CD release is now available to order from ElvisPresleyShop.com. The audio is from the CD, 'Calling Elvis' a talking album containing all ten known to date telephone conversations of Elvis Presley
Moody Blue is the final studio album by Elvis Presley. The album was a mixture of live and studio work, and included the four tracks from Elvis' final studio recording sessions at Graceland in October 1976 and two tracks left over from the previous Graceland session in February 1976. NOW
, continuing on from the excellent Follow That Dream vinyl editions
, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Moody Blue
' in its original discarded art layout
for the first time. To create a unique collectible, it is issued in clear vinyl and each Pressing is hand numbered
. This is edition is limited to 1500.
The 'Elvis Files' Volume 7 hardcover book
(Features all Elvis 'events' from 1974-1975.) is now at the printers and so will be ready soon
. You can order and view some pages
from the book now.
The Rock Legends import label have announced the release of their first book, 'The February 1977 Tour : An Audiovisual Documentary : Volume I
'. Rock Legends is proud to announce a new series of concert themed volumes that would make perfect companions to your FTD
book collection. The first book of this series is mainly about the first tour of 1977. The February, 1977 Tour is an audiovisual document exploring the first shows of 1977 in a photographic manner along with several performances recorded live during some of the events which are featured on the bonus CD. View new images
The super deluxe version of the 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' album includes 3 additional tracks on CD
, 2 heavyweight LPs
, a poster and a 12" booklet
, all housed in a box
. This is is a remarkable new album featuring classic Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment, along with a duet with Michael Bublé on Fever.
The 2014 edition of 'Elvis' Christmas Album
' by the ELVIS ONE label was sold out fast. NOW we re-release the ELVIS ONE edition of Elvis' Christmas Album ('Bootleg Series')
as a single (budget) disc and with different artwork, including the 1959 cover of this wonderful and historic album! Plus 12 page booklet!
Sincerely Elvis - presented as an original album from the sixties! - Sincerely Elvis (Monophonic Sound Edition) CD ('Bootleg Series')
is a great collection of songs released on 5 hit singles and 1 EP in 1961/1962. Now for the first time on CD in original mono! Plus outtakes from 'Wild In The Country' - and an intimate unedited interview from 1962! Also a 12 page booklet!
An upcoming compilation of Elvis Presley's songs
, newly set to orchestra, (If I Can Dream
) includes a powerful new interpretation of 'An American Trilogy
', which also features Duane Eddy on guitar. Here we have a 'new' Elvis Presley recording as they have combined parts of different live performances to make the track. Listen and enjoy!!! Beginning with shimmering strings, the tune slowly unfolds to become a particularly dramatic offering on If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, due out October 30th, with the rockabilly guitarist playing some tasteful, fluttering low-end textures.
In January 2014, Vanity Fair magazine published an article showing a photo of Elvis Presley presumably taken in downtown Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1947.
The article traces the origin of the photo to a woman who was walking into a drugstore to drop off some film that had one exposure left on the roll. According to the story, she noticed a young Elvis on his bike and asked him to pose, snapping her last frame of him. The woman later gave the photo to Presley family friend Janelle McComb of Tupelo, who passed along the photo and the story of how she obtained it to Elvis fan and memorabilia collector Wade Jones shortly before her death. The story behind the photo may have been correct, but the city was wrong.
Decades after the death of Elvis Presley, all indications show that America's greatest music legend's legacy is becoming even stronger. The release of another commemorative stamp
, new albums
, international recognition and new generations of Presley fans are key indicators, but the biggest hint comes from what is happening in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Elvis: The Best Of British, The RCA Years 1959-1960 Hardcover book
has been released by FTD books. The book is the concluding volume of the trilogy Elvis: The Best of British
, this time the focus is on the RCA recordings of 1959-1960
and, consistent with the previous volumes, contains over 500 pages
. Over 1100 rare or previously unpublished photographs
, charts and unique memorabilia, create a visually enhanced record of a superstar with unsurpassed acclaim. This book includes a 30 track CD
featuring many performances officially released for the first time
As well as charting on the 'Billboard Top 200' chart, the 'Elvis Presley Forever' CD compilation hit No. 2 on the 'Billboard Country Chart' and is this week at No. 23 after 6 weeks. As the CD sold out some time ago, it looks safe to assume that not a great deal of sales is required to make the country chart these days, and that there must be stock left at some retail locations, dare we say 'in the country'!! Order a CD and Stamp set today.